Changes to the Kāinga Whenua loan scheme that were announced recently will make it easier to build on Māori land that has multiple owners, according to Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell.

The scheme which allows Kiwibank to provide the loans and Housing New Zealand will insure them.

Te Ururoa Flavell says that the Kāinga Whenua loan is secured only against the house, not against the house and land as with most home loans.

He tirohanga hou kua puta mo te kaupapa kainga whenua e whakamāmā ai te huarahi mo te hunga Māori ki te whakatū kainga ki runga i ngāwhenua Māori, e ai ki ngā kōrero mai te mema Māori o Te Waiariki a Te Ururoa Flavell.  Ka whai haere tēnei kaupapa ki raro i ngā awhina mai te pēke o Kiwibank ki te taha pūtea me te kaporeihana hanga whare o Aotearoa.  Hei tā ngā kōrero mai a Te Ururoa Flavell ano ko te taha pūtea ka noho noa iho ki te whare, kāua ki ngā whenua.